The aroma of the lime is so good, and when you cook it it fills the kitchen and people come-a-running. I accompany this with southwest-style rice.

Melissa mieske
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Whisk orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, dried onion, oregano, cilantro, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until marinade is smooth. Measure out 1/4 cup of the marinade and set aside. Pour remaining marinade into a resealable plastic bag, place chicken in the bag, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate chicken in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

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  • Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess; discard remaining marinade.

  • Cook and stir chicken in a large skillet over medium-high heat until lightly browned and cooked through, 3 to 7 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Cook and stir pepper and onion in the same skillet with reserved 1/4 cup of marinade until vegetables are tender and liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet; cook and stir until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Spoon chicken mixture into tortillas.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute red bell pepper for green bell pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; 8.7 g total fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 546 mg sodium. 31.7 g carbohydrates; 24.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2015
This was a different taste than I would normally expect from fajitas but they were very good! The citrus gave the vegetables and chicken a bright fresh flavor. I used one large fresh clove of garlic and a couple of tablespoons minced fresh cilantro instead of dried. I used a green bell pepper a red bell pepper and a red onion. I think I may even try pounding out the whole chicken breast marinating it and grilling it before adding to the vegetables next time. I served with lettuce tomato cheese sour cream & salsa. Very tasty and I will make these again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2015
This were okay but not great. I followed the recipe nearly exactly but left out the green pepper because of my personal preference. I done all the normal stuff that you expect with fajitas; used a deep frying pan with plenty of surface area heating a bit of oil very hot before adding the chicken but the amount of liquid made it where I had to end up draining it even after shaking off excess because my chicken was boiling instead of getting the nice brown grill we expect from fajitas. In the end they were medicore and bland. I finally just added some hot sauce and generic fajita seasoning just to give it a bit of flavor so it wasn't a total loss. Maybe when I had to drain all the excess liquid I also drained out the flavor. I'm inclined to agree with user happyschmoopies that pounding it out and using it as a marinade and grilling it would be good so I may play with this recipe and give it another shot in the future but I'll be grilling it instead. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2015
This was a different taste than I would normally expect from fajitas but they were very good! The citrus gave the vegetables and chicken a bright fresh flavor. I used one large fresh clove of garlic and a couple of tablespoons minced fresh cilantro instead of dried. I used a green bell pepper a red bell pepper and a red onion. I think I may even try pounding out the whole chicken breast marinating it and grilling it before adding to the vegetables next time. I served with lettuce tomato cheese sour cream & salsa. Very tasty and I will make these again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2015
This was a different taste than I would normally expect from fajitas but they were very good! The citrus gave the vegetables and chicken a bright fresh flavor. I used one large fresh clove of garlic and a couple of tablespoons minced fresh cilantro instead of dried. I used a green bell pepper a red bell pepper and a red onion. I think I may even try pounding out the whole chicken breast marinating it and grilling it before adding to the vegetables next time. I served with lettuce tomato cheese sour cream & salsa. Very tasty and I will make these again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2015
Outstanding and simple. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2015
I used fresh cilantro and onion as I prefer fresher ingredients if available and this turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2015
Flavor explosion Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2015
This were okay but not great. I followed the recipe nearly exactly but left out the green pepper because of my personal preference. I done all the normal stuff that you expect with fajitas; used a deep frying pan with plenty of surface area heating a bit of oil very hot before adding the chicken but the amount of liquid made it where I had to end up draining it even after shaking off excess because my chicken was boiling instead of getting the nice brown grill we expect from fajitas. In the end they were medicore and bland. I finally just added some hot sauce and generic fajita seasoning just to give it a bit of flavor so it wasn't a total loss. Maybe when I had to drain all the excess liquid I also drained out the flavor. I'm inclined to agree with user happyschmoopies that pounding it out and using it as a marinade and grilling it would be good so I may play with this recipe and give it another shot in the future but I'll be grilling it instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2016
Loved it used all fresh ingredients. Can this be made using steak? To make steak fajitas..because the recipes I have found do not compare. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2017
The flavors smelled great but they really didn't come through in the dish. I think it was too liquidy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2018
Delicious! We loved the light flavor of these fajitas and the citrus flavor came through even when reheated the next day. I followed the recipe exactly and marinated the chicken about 3 hours. Read More